I am planing my 1st elk hunt in wy I have 4 points and was looking for a good unit to get my 1st kill dosnt have to be a trophy for the 1st one. Just looking to find a good number of elk with descent public acess.
Take a look at the various units in the Big Horn Mountains in northcentral Wyoming. It's almost all National Forest with no problems for public access and there are plenty of elk throughout most of the units.
One of the most important components of deciphering a new hunting area is distinguishing between the summer and winter ranges for the game that you plan to pursue. Without knowing this you cannot make reliable assumptions about where the game will be come opening day. Knowing these areas will allow you to take the current weather (as well as the past couple weeks) and apply that to the landscape and make an educated guess as to where you might find that big buck or bull.
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